And like Paul, Mueller’s (and other Google spokespeople both past and present) tweets, posts and other responses live on forever – not in a document passed down through the generations, but on digital formats that can spread misinformation faster that Guttenberg ever imagined. … [Read more...] about The Great Google/SEO Communications Conundrum
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Interlude: How to do this without R While I personally like scripted solutions, I know many people do not. You don't need to figure out R to do this analysis. You can easily head over to Google Analytics and do a similar analysis - or, even more easily, head over to Google Analytics Query Explorer and run it with these settings. Download the table as a TSV: … [Read more...] about How to check which URLs have been indexed without upsetting Google: A follow-up
In recent times, Google has started to open up about how they crawl, index and use mobile sites. One example of this that there is no longer a need to have a mobile site on a sub-domain or in a folder, you simply need to have mobile friendly pages with the same URL. This was mentioned by John Mueller in a recent Google Buzz Q&A: … [Read more...] about The Mobile SEO Party is Ending
"For the most part, we've moved more and more towards understanding sections of the site better and understanding what the quality of those sections is. So if you're … going through your site step by step, then I would expect to see … a gradual change in the way that we view your site. But, I also assume that if … you've had a low quality site since 2014, that's a long time to … maintain a low quality site, and that's something where I suspect there are lots of different signals that are … telling us that this is probably not such a great site. … [Read more...] about Stop oversimplifying everything!
Top Google engineers were at the Google Dance talking to ordinary webmasters, agencies and even black hatters - just like the old days. We had people as high as Paul Haahr chatting it up with ordinary webmasters. This year, we even had John Mueller at the event, with Gary Illyes, Maryia Movea and Nathan Johns. Great to see all of them together. I did not see Brian White and some other folks from the Google web spam team but I wasn't there all night. Lastly, Matt Cutts did not make a surprise appearance, but I don't think anyone expected it this year. … [Read more...] about Google Dance 2017 A Huge Success